Armed police swoop on car in Southampton
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Southampton police hold four men on ground at gunpoint

An eyewitness has filmed a number of armed police officers holding four men on the ground in Southampton.

About 12 officers with guns, mostly in plain clothes, were seen to stop a vehicle in Archers Road at about 11:30 BST.

Hampshire Constabulary later confirmed it was a pre-planned operation in connection with an ongoing investigation into drugs supply.

Four men were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs and possession of a firearm and are being questioned in custody.

A fifth man was later arrested on suspicion of the same offences following a raid at a house in Newcombe Road in the city.

  • 11 Sep 2018